China (officially known as the People’s Republic of China) is a socialist state in East Asia. China is the most populous country in the world, with over 1.36 billion people, the majority of which are ethnic Chinese, and the country is the third largest according to area, behind only Russia and Canada.

Since the formation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the Communist Party of China has been in power.

Founding – October 1st, 1949.

Official language – Chinese.

Capital – Beijing.

Biggest cities – Chongqing, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen.

Form of government – Socialist one-party state.

Area – 9,596,960 km2.

Currency – Yuan.

ISO Code – CN.

IOC Code – CHN.

Time zone – UTC +8.